Two more sea turtles rescued on Pacific Northwest beaches - KPTV - FOX 12

Two more sea turtles rescued on Pacific Northwest beaches

Posted: Updated:
(Photos: Seaside Aquarium/ Tiffany Boothe) (Photos: Seaside Aquarium/ Tiffany Boothe)
OREGON COAST (KPTV) -

Two olive ridley sea turtles were rescued on Monday along Pacific Northwest beaches.

A female sea turtle was found on Del Rey Beach and the other turtle, a male, was found in Seaview, Washington.

Both of the sea turtles were taken to the Oregon Coast Aquarium to be cared for.

Two other sea turtles were rescued in the month of December along the Oregon Coast. One was found on Dec. 10 and the other was found on Dec. 14. Both were taken to the Oregon Coast Aquarium.

Officials say the reason sea turtles are becoming stranded on Oregon beaches is because of changing weather conditions.

Reports of stranded turtles can begin as early as mid-October and continue through January.

The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service urges anyone who finds a sea turtle on the beach to contact the Oregon State Police Wildlife Hotline at (800) 452-7888.

Copyright 2015 KPTV-KPDX Broadcasting Corporation.  All rights reserved.

Powered by Frankly
FOX 12
Powered by WorldNow CNN
All content © 2017, KPTV-KPDX Broadcasting Corporation, Portland, OR . All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.